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Freight trains at Zittau!

19. - 21. February 2021

Saxony: Freight trains at Zittau!

For years we have been regular guests with our photo trains on the tracks of the Zittau narrow-gauge railroads.

Also in February 2021 we will be on the Zittau network with the historic railcar VT 137 and various steam-covered freight trains. But this will only be possible in the off-season, when there are still enough train paths available for our photo trains and we have plenty of time for photo stops and false departures.

Our plan is to run two different freight trains on each day. One freight train consists of loaded rolling stock, the other of narrow-gauge freight cars. The participants travel in the provided passenger cars, so they are mixed trains. In front of  the freight trains, 99 1760-0 and 99 1749-3 are to be used.


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No. of participants max 32
Duration 3 days
Accommodation / Meals optional
Price from 130 €
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Tour Itinerary:

Our event for railroad photographers and videographers starts on Friday around noon with a photo trip of the VT 137 from Zittau into the mountains. The sun sets already at 17:25, so we can drive into the night. We stop at interesting photo spots, set up our headlights and take night shots. In Bertsdorf we are provided with a warm dinner (on self-pay basis).

Saturday and Sunday will be dedicated to steam traction, and on both days we will be using a roller car train and a mixed train consisting of narrow-gauge freight cars. On Saturday, the roller car train will run in the morning and the narrow-gauge mixed in the afternoon. On Sunday we will shoot the program. On Saturday 99 1760-0 will be used, on Sunday 99 1749-3, which will then go to Meiningen work shop and get a new tank.


travel price:

3-day total program on the Zittau narrow-gauge railroad from 19 - 21 February 2021 (without board and without hotel) 520 Euro

Single days:

Friday, February 19, 2021 - trip with VT 137, incl. night shots - 130 Euro

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Freight train program, as advertised - 220 Euro

Sunday, February 21, 2021 - Freight train program, as advertised - 220 Euro

Overnight stay: On request we book a hotel room in the castle hotel in Bertsdorf 

Our services:

  • Photo trains to ride along and take pictures at selected locations;
  • we organize breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and a warm dinner on Friday evening in the train station Bertsdorf on a self-pay basis;
  • Competent and experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking).
  • every day 2 - 4 extras will accompany us, which we will position at suitable places;

Not included in the tour price are tips, personal expenses, travel to and from Zittau.

Overnight stay: On request we will reserve you an overnight stay in Bertsdorf in the castle hotel.  Please note your accommodation wishes on the booking form.

Please note our extensive insurance possibilities: Tanago works together with the HanseMerkur insurance company. You can take out inexpensive protection against illness, loss of valuables, travel cancellation or trip interruption costs simply and quickly through Tanago!

Booking deadline is 20 December 2020